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    What to do Vars

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    Situated in the heart of the Hautes Alpes at 1850 m in altitude, VARS is one of the favourite resorts of the Alpes du Sud.
    Four lively villages are the center of the resort's activity : St Marcellin, the old village, the 'history' of the commune; St Marie, where the first ski lifts were installed; St Catherine, little hamlet on the mountain side, south-facing; Claux, heart of the resort, mingling together the spirit of the old villages and the modern facilities of a large winter resort.

    Large ski area
    A resort accessing a large interlinked ski area with a common area pass.
    New snow sports
    Resort with specialist instructors, specially equipped for riding the snow in all its' forms (snow park, boardercross, etc.) For everyone from beginners to experts...

    Resort Vars

    Snow Report

    2550 m 160 cm montagnes 1650 m 120 cm

    Last snowfall 15 Dec 2017

    Opening times
    from 2017-12-16 to 2018-04-22

    Opening hours of the ski lifts
    of 09h00 at 16h50

    Return to the resort by ski
    partial. Only 1 or several sections of the resort are open

    Slopes

    cercles-pistes
    142.3 km

    of slopes in the resort

    Linked domain:
    La Forêt Blanche (185 km of slopes)

    Total of the slopes N.C/107

    Green slopes 5/14

    Blue slopes 6/45

    Red slopes 3/38

    Black slopes N.C/10

    Activities

    Nordic skiing (1.5km)
    Skating

    Number of snowparks

    Walking paths (12.2km)

    Snowshoe paths

    Sledding paths (15km)

    Toboggan slopes >1km

    Beginners' or children's skiing area

    Leisure area

    Nordic skiing (1.5km)
    Skating (N.C)

    Number of snowparks

    Walking paths (12.2km)

    Snowshoe paths

    Sledding paths (15km)

    Toboggan slopes >1km

    Beginners' or children's skiing area

    Leisure area

    Last update on 15/12/2017 at 03:52

    Getting there

    Activities and events

    • things_to_see_and_do Things to see and do
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    • shopping Shopping
    • Chabri'Aire

      Chabri'Aire

      Whether in summer or in winter, in sun or snow, Chabri'Aire offers a range of activities for the whole family.
      In summer, try your hand at fly jump, have fun on the giant trampoline or set off to discover the surrounding mountains by following a fun route in search of the mystery word.
      In winter, children (from age 11 months) can make their first steps in winter sports thanks to Baby Snow, while adults can have a go at Yooner or Speeder (bobsleigh on the piste). Tubing (riding the slopes on a rubber ring) is just one of the permanent activities on offer.

    • YaPluKa, outdoor pursuits

      YaPluKa, outdoor pursuits

      Yapluka offers you the chance to try outdoor activities and discover the natural landscapes of the mountains. Cyril and Benoit offer a wide range of activities: rafting, airboating or white-water swimming on alpine rivers, mountain biking or downhill cycling on groomed trails in the area, treetop adventure outings, or hiking and orienteering. You choose!

    • Various activities

      Various activities

      The commune of Vars has an activity centre that's open throughout the year. Obviously the ski slopes are always popular, but the city also boasts a range of cultural, artistic, sporting, manual and charitable activities, related to the environment and discovery of the mountains.

      Of course, given the location, you can also enjoy skiing, freeriding, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing and snowshoeing. But you can also explore Vars thanks to marked hiking trails.

    • ESF Vars - Ecole du Ski Français - Ski School

      ESF Vars - Ecole du Ski Français - Ski School

      Whether you are a total beginner or are an expert skier or snowboarder looking to improve your technique, the ESF in Vars can help you. The instructors will work with your own personal aims to help you progress at your own rhythm. The atmosphere is always safe but also friendly and fun.
      Lessons are conducted in small groups, instructors speak English and the groups are often international. Children as young as 2 and a half can begin to learn and appreciate the joys of skiing.

    • Mush And Co

      Mush And Co

      At Mush and Co, the seasons come and go, and no two look alike. In winter, get on board for a family sleigh ride, led by a group of 8 to 10 huskies.
      In summer, explore the region's trails with a dog as your guide. You can also try your hand at dog scootering along a small course, and children can have a go at dog karting.

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